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So far Dean Blumberg has created 14 blog entries.

More Than The Baby Blues: Perinatal Depression (Episode 14)

Pregnancy and new motherhood/fatherhood is expected to be an exciting and joyful time.  But what is the impact of perinatal or postpartum depression?  Perinatal depression may start before or after birth, and is the most common obstetric complication in the US, yet half the time it’s not recognized or treated.  This ma [...]

By |2019-03-18T14:51:10+00:00March 18, 2019|Uncategorized|

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (Episode 13)

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurodevelopmental disorder in childhood.  Since children with ADHD have trouble paying attention, they may have trouble learning and have difficulty with schoolwork.  Almost all children have times when their behavior is out of control or they don't pa [...]

By |2019-03-04T15:52:22+00:00March 4, 2019|Uncategorized|

Child’s Play For Healthy Brains & Social Skills (Episode 12)

Play is vital to a child's development and promotes stable and nurturing relationships.  The benefits of play also include practice at problem solving, collaboration and creativity.  Drs. Lena and Dean also discuss how play results in positive brain changes and prepares children for school.  So why is there a crisis i [...]

By |2019-03-11T14:42:16+00:00February 18, 2019|Uncategorized|

Organic Food–Worth The Hype? (Episode 11)

Organic food is increasingly popular, but is it healthier?  It's generally more expensive, and sometimes harder to find.  Is it worth the extra cost and effort to eat organics?  What are the advantages of organic foods?  Are there real benefits?  Does eating organic protect against cancer?  And what about ADHD (attent [...]

By |2019-02-05T18:34:08+00:00February 4, 2019|Uncategorized|

Skin-to-Skin Contact–Many Perks (Episode 10)

Have you ever noticed how touch alone can instantly calm your baby? What are the known medical benefits of skin to skin contact in babies? Is it recommended that all newborns are placed skin to skin with their caregiver? Is there a role for premature babies to experience this benefit as well? And what is with this new [...]

By |2019-02-05T18:34:41+00:00January 21, 2019|Uncategorized|

Screen Time–Growing Up in a Digital World (Episode 9)

Kids may spend a lot of time on their smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc.  How much is too much for children looking at screens?  Is an hour or two (or four or more) per day normal?  Could it be harmful?  Are there medical or other side effects from teens and other children spending so much time with media, broadcast [...]

By |2019-02-05T18:35:11+00:00January 7, 2019|Uncategorized|

Vegetarian Diets (Episode 7)

Are vegetarian diets healthy and safe for children?  What are the risks?  Which nutrients and vitamins do vegetarian children need to pay extra attention to?  Should they be taking supplements?  Why do children choose to be vegetarian?  Are there any benefits to a vegetarian diet?  What about vegans?  What does Dr. De [...]

By |2019-02-05T18:36:06+00:00December 10, 2018|Uncategorized|

Infant & Toddler Sleep Challenges (Episode 6)

When can parents expect infants to sleep through the night?  How can parents help infants to go to sleep on their own?  Is it healthy for parents to allow their children to cry themselves to sleep?  What to do with the toddler who wants "just one more" bedtime story before going to sleep?  Listen to this episode as Dr [...]

By |2019-02-05T18:36:35+00:00November 26, 2018|Uncategorized|

Marijuana & Kids (Episode 5)

With many states legalizing the use of recreational and medical marijuana more and more parents are raising concerns about the risk it poses to their children. What are the long and short-term effects of marijuana exposure on development? How common is accidental ingestion? How have these policies changed the way teen [...]

By |2019-02-05T18:37:01+00:00November 12, 2018|Uncategorized|